With the recent increase in our screen-time, it’s important to find other ways to spend the day; reading is an ideal alternative, as it allows you to both relax and enter a new world. Below, I’ve listed some of my favorite books that are perfect for long hours in quarantine. From enthralling mysteries to page-turning fantasies, these books are sure to be your next adventure!
- Legend – Marie Lu
This book series focuses on two characters, Day and June. They are from very different worlds, as Day has lived in poverty, while June has grown up in immense wealth. After an unlikely death, however, the two strike up a friendship and begin to search for the truth.
2. The Thousandth Floor – Katharine McGee
The Thousandth Floor takes place 100 years in the future in a world completely different from our own. Set inside a tower that stretches a thousand floors above the ground, the story follows a number of characters as they pursue their life ambitions.
3. First Life – Gena Showalter
This series centers around a girl named Ten and the two afterworlds “Troika” and “Myriad.” At the beginning, Ten is in an asylum because she refuses to let her parents decide where she will live after she dies. When she finally escapes, she is aggressively pursued by both afterworlds.
For the light-hearted:
- Where’d You Go Bernadette? – Maria Semple
Set here in Seattle, this story follows a family through their everyday life. Suddenly, however, the mother Bernadette goes missing and her daughter is forced to go on a mission to find her. The book’s smaller details and general setting makes the read relatable for Seattleites.
2. Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
Set in the coastal suburbs of Sydney, this novel follows the complicated lives of five women and their families. When an unnamed character is suddenly killed, the book begins unfolding the scandalous truth.
3. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
Always a favorite, this iconic series contains seven books that are focused on the extraordinary life of the young wizard, Harry Potter. As the books progress, the reader watches Harry come-of-age and fight against He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Now is as good a time as any to return to the magical wizarding world.
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